First Baptist Church Dallas presents Gretchen Carlson

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Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning journalist and host of FOX News Channel's The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. She previously co-hosted Fox & Friends for eight years and served as a correspondent and co-anchor on the CBS Saturday Early Show. She was crowned Miss America in the 1989 Miss America Pageant.

Carlson holds nothing back in Getting Real, as she addresses the judgments she faced first as Miss America—including judge William Goldman labeling her "chunky"—and later as a woman building a career in the competitive world of broadcast television. Reflecting on her marriage to star sports agent Casey Close and her time as a working mother, Carlson brings to life the joys and the challenges of raising children while pursuing a career at CBS and FOX. Gretchen reveals that faith, conviction and family buoyed her as she pursued her dreams and continued to challenge those who tried to dismiss her as a beauty queen.

Book signing will occur following each church service.



First Baptist Church Dallas
1707 San Jacinto St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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